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Installing a EX80 today on my 2002 2500HD

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by schwartz306, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. schwartz306

    schwartz306 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Does anyone know if I can get away with having the center line of the truck mount crossbar 12" from the ground? My 2500HD has a small lift to it and that is about as low as I can get the crossbar. Do they make a kit to lower the mount if I have to?
     
  2. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    The excursion we put one on sat the same way. I think it will be fine it will just where the edges funny. It will also change the attack angle. I have plowed with three different lifted trucks and they did good but like I said the edges would where funny from it putting more pressure on one side of the cutting edge when angled.
     
  3. tim096

    tim096 Senior Member
    from wny
    Messages: 100

    I have a lifted Ford, I put a vx 85 on it had no problems. My center bar I have is 14 from the ground
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The plow will trip easier and you will only get clean scrape with part of the blade. after the wearedge wears awhile you will get half a blade of clean scrape, and the corners will wear out A LOT sooner then the center.
     
  5. micklock

    micklock Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I have a 4" lift and 35" tires on my jeep so I modified the push plates and added a brace above the push bar to help prevent twisting.

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  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    You have the concept:nod: Over welding can cause it's own issues. Several good fillets perhaps 3 inches long 9" on center would have done the job
     
  7. schwartz306

    schwartz306 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Yeah...I talked to the tech guy at SnowDogg (Buyers) today and he told me the same thing about wearing down the edges of the blade first. He told me I could put the shoes on and set them about 1/4" lower than the blade and that this would help some. I think I might try that until I get a chance to modify the mount to lower the crossbar.
     
  8. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    I'm just dropping tire size from a 255/85/16 down to a 265/75/16. Its not a hole lot but it will help. Basher did you get my PM?